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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pesto Pasta Salad
Roast Beef Sandwich
Thin sliced roasted beef with pickled pepperoncini, fontina cheese, peppercress, and garlic mayo on house made ciabatta
Salmon en Papillote
Fresh local slamon filet, baked in parchment with sugar snap peas, new potatoes, lemon, dill, and green goddess dressing
Food was unique and delicious. My husband had the duck soup and cod in parchment and raved about both, particularly the fish. He really liked the fish which was complemented by the leeks, chanterelles, and wild rice. I had the nettle soup, because I had never heard you can make soup from nettles! It was mild but the addition of pancetta real made it. The roasted butternut squash over lentils was delicious with the crunch of pistachios and slight tang of yogurt. Filling but not heavy.
Beautiful way to spend Valentine’s. Food and service were top notch as always. Only downside is the car noise from Soquel Dr a little louder than ideal.
Phenomenal. Great service and great food. You can tell they are working hard to provide a great experience.
We loved our dining experience. The food, champagne, and staff were wonderful. I'd up the attire of the serving staff though. For a fine dining experience, I'd expect more than bluejeans.
Fantastic locally-owned fine dining restaurant. A real gem in Aptos.
Good to see outdoor dining is back. Persephone has built a solid covered area with enough heaters to ensure we were comfortable. The selections and quality of the dishes continues to be stellar. We are very happy to support this fine restaurant.
It was pretty cold outside in the tables not under the tent. Kinda loud too being exposed to the street next to it. Food was ok, nothing particularly noteworthy.
Prices seem a bit high for the experience.
Great food and service!
Great food great service
Excellent service, probably the best fine dining in Aptos! Dining outdoors on the patio during Covid restrictions felt very safe and well planned out. Two thumbs up for a wonderful evening!
We went for my birthday and it was lovely. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and it was just a great time. Would definitely recommend!
Fantastic family owned restaurant! Food is SO delicious!
The food is amazing ! Love the friendly staff and outdoor eating.
The outside view was beautiful, not to loud and very private. The food was very yummy, the appetizers weren’t to heavy that you would be full before the main course. The service felt very comfortable and the people were wearing their masks the entire time. It was a little pricey so be warned. But I would totally recommend if you are staying in Santa Cruz and you want to eat something fancy.
Fantastic meal with great service!
Liked it so much I bought my parents a gift card.
We had a lovely dinner on the patio. The soup was nice and hot even though it was cold the heaters worked very well. We had a very romantic evening with delicious food! Thank you Persephone, we will be back.
Lovely atmosphere, touchless menu ,high ceiling and open windows make this place Covid friendly. Great wine list
It was our 16th wedding anniversary. We decided to try something different. I found this restaurant browsing local restaurant reviews and it had exceptional feedback. Our server was awesome and manager came out to greet us. We had the roast beef sandwich, Toscano chicken sandwich and the chicken soup was amazing. The cocktails were expensive and water down. Next time I wouldn’t get wine cocktail.
Definitely go again. Food was delicious, and our waitress was lovely.
This is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Cruz county. Every time we dine there, it has been spectacular. The food is so creative, with delightful flavors to entertain. The staff are wonderful. The outdoors dining space they've made is charming. Love this place.
Hands down, perfect meal! Great small business was to support in Aptos
Awesome place. Highly recommended. Quiet. Safe. Professional.
We love this family owned business. We ordered the short ribs which were excellent.
We love this restaurant. The food is delicious the service is good. Just glad to finally be able to dine out in the era of COVID
Great spot for an outdoor lunch. The sandwich menu had a range of interesting selections and were reasonably priced. Tasty too. The outdoor area set up was great. It was all open and airy, but it felt like a room and not like you were sitting in a parking lot. The service was friendly and attentive. I plan to return!
Divine bread and special ingredients ie spicy mayo & pickled onions
Wonderful outdoor seating with amazing food and great service.
The food was amazing and the service was excellent! Their outdoor patio has great ambiance too!!
We were in town for an anniversary getaway and were looking for a special place to have lunch... Persephone didn't disappoint! The covered outdoor patio is charming and quaint, service was super friendly and helpful, and the food was outstanding! We tried the watermelon gazpacho on a whim, and because it came highly rated, and it was literally the best thing we've ever tasted! We will be talking about that dish for years to come! We also shared the Toscano chicken sandwich and were amazed by the combination of flavors. Truly a talented chef!! The wait time from ordering to receiving our food was a little on the long side, but we didn't mind as it was a Sunday and wines by the glass were half off. We will definitely be back!
We enjoyed the beet and peach soup was very good, the truffle pasta delicious and the strawberry panna cota was exceptional. The budino was not as good as I remembered from previous meals. The eggplant dinner was just average. The restaurant is doing their best to stay open during the pandemic and I try to support local businesses. One thing that annoyed me during the meal was the gravel laid out on the new outdoor seating. The staff has to walk on the gravel for service and it was a constant crunchy or grating noise during our entire dinner which was extremely annoying.
Very charming service, food was well prepared and delicious.
Another amazing dinner at Persephone...love sitting out on the patio!
Amazing meal and service was great.
Good food and caring staff. Ambience very nice. Appreciate outdoor seating.
Wings are something I try every time I go out. The wings at Persephone are amazing. They're not fried so you don't get that breaded crunch, but they do have a crunch! They're cooked to perfection and the sauce was delicious. We had the Italiano and Tuscan sandwiches. Both were delicious. I have a walnut allergy, so they put fresh basil on the Tuscan instead of pesto. Local beers, YUM. And, the sea salt brownie sundae, OMG!!!
The server was friendly (and busy!) and attentive. We'll definitely be back.
Great small, local spot. Delicious food that is all local. Nice out door patio.